The Daily Populous

Thursday April 23rd, 2020 day edition

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If a game is simply cancelled — taken off the schedule entirely — you get a refund.

In related news, Major League Baseball is currently treating games that haven’t been played due to the COVID-19 pandemic as “postponements” rather than “cancellations.”

Because of that, teams have been allowed teams to keep the proceeds from ticket sale.

“Baseball fans are stuck with expensive and unusable tickets for unplayable games in the midst of this economic crisis .

Under the pretext of `postponing’ games, at the directive of MLB, teams and ticket merchants are refusing to issue refunds for games which are not going to be played as scheduled — if ever .

The defendants continue to retain enormous profits from tickets sold for the 2020 MLB season at the expense of fans’ financial hardship.”.

The suit is being brought under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law and alleges claims of civil conspiracy. »

People Are Finally Starting to See the Real Ellen DeGeneres and It Isn’t Pretty

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As America’s pre-eminent lesbian daytime talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres has attained a somewhat unlikely arena of ubiquity in mainstream entertainment culture.

But in the past year, there is evidence emerging that the tinge of mean-spiritedness that comes through in DeGeneres’ interviews and segments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show are consistent with a rumored behind-the-scenes demeanor.

DeGeneres’ comedy and sitcom career famously came to a halt when, in 1997, she used an episode of her show, Ellen, to come out. »

50 Canadian Senators Call for a Minimum Basic Income

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Subject: COVID-19 Pandemic – Minimum Basic Income.

Further administrative work will also be required to renew eligibility of individuals in the next months and beyond.

Using the tax rolls to send a crisis minimum income to all who are in need would accomplish these two key goals. »

Tom Hanks Teams with Michelle Obama To Push Democrats' Vote-by-Mail Plan

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Tom Hanks joined former first lady Michelle Obama in a virtual event on Monday to push for mail-in voting in the upcoming November elections.

The virtual event was organized by When We All Vote, a self-identified bipartisan organization led by former Obama administration officials.

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, also appeared on camera to add their voice to the push for voting by mail. »